Why the Phantom:
Although I love everything flight worthy, there is something about turbines. I think it is the clean air frames that are possible with turbines. Lets face it, you don't see birds or even sleek sea creatures with massive swinging props on them. Lets not forget the absolute raw ground shaking power they project. Same goes for RC aircraft. I love my EDF's. So an EDF build was a must. That said, I wanted to make something that everyone could fly. EDF's have a bad reputation for being hard to fly, which I disagree with to an extent. You just have to fly using a little energy management.
This build is going to center around teaching energy management, but hopefully at a slower more forgiving speed. So an EDF trainer if you will. The air frame is going to need to be extremely light for my idea to work as I already picked out very modest power plants. Twin 50mm running on 3cells. Add that with my OCD must have scale appearance, this is not going to be easy.
I do love a challenge.
My low poly size mock up.
40" wing span
(2) 50mm 4800kv EDF's (mfg claim 450g of thrust @ 18amps, I do not expect that. I hope for 300-350 static ea.)
(2) 20 amp ESC
(4) 9g Servos
(1) 3 Cell Battery (size TBA, I will cram the biggest one I can that will not hinder the flight performance)